Stories tagged: Oprah Winfrey
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Oprah picks debut novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for book club
Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” was published in 2016 and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, an honor previously given to Philip Roth and Ann Patchett, among others. The book tells …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Oprah Winfrey helps ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ come alive on HBO
One day, circa 2000, Rebecca Skloot was riding in a car with Deborah Lacks, whose late mother, Henrietta, had posthumously and unwittingly contributed to some of the most important medical …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Oprah shakes up stocks and teases a White House run
Oprah Winfrey has found billionaire success in national broadcasting, publishing and as the godmother of the inspiration industry. With her investment in Weight Watchers, she’s bestowed her starpower on a …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey joins CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ as a special contributor
Oprah Winfrey is joining the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” as a contributor. The talk show host, actress, cable network owner and producer will appear in several segments a year on …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
Winfrey’s “Greenleaf” delves into family drama in megachurch
Oprah Winfrey wanted to deliver a story revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: The Black Church.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
HBO star John Oliver buys, forgives $15 million of people’s delinquent medical bills
Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
Consumer Confidential: Oprah Winfrey’s chances for rescuing Weight Watchers may be slim
Magicians call it misdirection. Don’t look at what I’m doing with that hand. Look at this hand instead. It seemed as though Wall Street, and more than a few reporters …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, 9:10 a.m.
Obama honors Clinton, Oprah, others with freedom medal
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
Lance: I lied, I cheated; Slouch: What a revelation!
Lance Armstrong went on national television last week – well, he appeared on something called the OWN network – and, in a “worldwide exclusive,” told Oprah Winfrey he had doped …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, 5:54 a.m.
Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong has finally come clean. Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours after a wrenching apology …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013
Lance: This is how you come clean?
LOS ANGELES – The Tour de Fraud, Lance Armstrong version, continues. Tighten your helmet chinstraps and grab your handlebars. Armstrong apparently has ‘fessed up. To Oprah.
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
Oprah’s OWN network makes impressive debut
OWN, the new cable network from Oprah Winfrey, got off to an impressive start in the ratings. For its premiere last Saturday, OWN was the No. 3 cable network among …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Final season of ‘Oprah’ to focus on viewers
The 25th and final season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” starts Monday and the talk-show host says she plans to focus on the people she thinks are responsible for her …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009, 6:13 a.m.
Winfrey says prayer, thought influenced exit
Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying “prayer and careful thought” led …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
‘Oprah’ to end in 2011 after 25-year run
CHICAGO – “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew over two decades into a daytime television powerhouse and the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire, will end its …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009, 5:21 p.m.
Winfrey to announce show will end in 2011
“The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew from a local Chicago talk show into the foundation of a multibillion dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 6:40 a.m.
Palin coy about 2012 run, but door is open
Sarah Palin said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that a 2012 presidential bid is “not on my radar,” but wouldn’t rule out playing some role in the next presidential election.